Japan's Assumption of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

October 2, 2006

  1. Japan has assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month from Sun, 1 to Tue, 31 October (New York time).
  2. Many items are expected to be on the agenda of the Security Council during this period, among which the situation in Sudan and the election of the next UN Secretary-General will be of particular importance.

    The UNSC will have discussions on the election of the next Secretary-General, with a view to narrowing down the candidates to be recommended to the General Assembly preferably by the end of October.
  3. Japan will also host a debate of the Security Council under the theme of "The Roles of Women in the Consolidation of Peace", inviting non-UNSC member states, as well as representatives from relevant international organizations and civil society.
  4. Japan last assumed the presidency of the UNSC in August last year.
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